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A Reggio-inspired Reading List

As a Reggio-inspired school, we are often asked by fellow educators and families about where to find additional information, in order to delve deeper into the philosophy.  There is a wealth of resources available, and sometimes that can be overwhelming. We are always discovering new books, blogs, and other inspired-educators to learn from; and we look forward to sharing these with you too.  In the meantime, to get you started we’d like to share some of our favourites from the Richland bookshelves:

  1. Edwards, C., Gandini, L., & Forman, G. (1998). The hundred languages of children: The Reggio Emilia approach – advanced reflections (2nd ed.). Greenwich, CT: Ablex Publishing Corp.
  2. Fraser, S. (2006). Authentic childhood: Experiencing Reggio Emilia in the classroom (2nd ed.). Scarborough Ontario: Nelson Thomson Learning.
  3. Project Zero and Reggio Children (2001). Making learning visible: Children as individual and group learners. Cambridge MA: Project Zero.
  4. Vecchi, V., and Guidici, C. (Eds.). (2004). Children, art, artists: The expressive languages of children, the artistic language of Alberto Burri. Reggio Emilia: Reggio Children.
  5. Vecchi, V. (Ed.) (2002). Theater curtain: The ring of transformation. Reggio Emilia: Reggio Children.
  6. Wien, C.A. (2004). Negotiating Standards in the Primary Classroom: The Teacher’s Dilemma. New York: Teachers College Press.
  7. Wien, C.A. (Ed.).(2008). Emergent curriculum in the primary classroom: Interpreting the Reggio Emilia approach in schools. New York: Teachers College Press and NAEYC.

As always, we welcome your feedback and hope you have an opportunity to explore some, if not all, of these valuable resources.  If there is something that you would like to see from Inquiring Minds, please let us know, we would love to hear from you!

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